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    October 4, 2012
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eyes and a nightly -- a neatly trimmed beard. we showed it to the teenager who was victimized last week. after looking it it, she added he had hairy arms and wore dark glasses. >> i was coming to my house because i left my sister at school, one minute from here walking. someone came behind me and start to touch me as i was coming back. i never met him before or saw him. this guy kept touching me for five seconds around the -- and i push him back. i want it have time to look at him. i saw his face, but he was wearing glasses and a red hat and he started running away towards the school. >> there was no warning? >> no. >> reporter: just came up behind you? >> yes. i saw a shadow on the sidewalk and then i saw his arms around me.
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>> reporter: since september 7th, police say the man fondled women and girls on a path in the 6700 block of metropolitan center drive. as well as near the intersection of old key mill road in springfield boulevard. >> he's not shown any signs of stopping. that's the concern. you have someone out there doing something that is invasive, that is upsetting and concerning to women. >> reporter: on irving street where a teenager was fondled a week ago, the neighbors want this guy off of the street now. >> it's disgusted. i put a stop to it myself. and i heard other people say that. >> whenever i go out, i certainly look around to see if i can see the guy. the police ask me to do that, i'm going going to do that. >> reporter: the victim said the man said nothing during the encounters which, occurred in the morning, midday, and at night. we're talking about an area of two, three miles or so, one of those assaults took place over
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behind springfield mall. another one on old key mill road. i am standing here where there have been two assaults, one on this past tuesday night. the police are out here in force and we have been seeing them on bicycles and undercover officers driving around in unmarked cars and trying to find the guy tonight. the discretion again at times, he's wearing a red bandana, baseball cap, glasses, a trimmed beard, 5'8" in his early 30s, will. >> a matter of time before he's caught. i hope so. thank you. a prince william county woman is facing child endangerment charges accused of running an unlicensed day care. the police found six children under the ages of two inside the monasses home of the woman. and they say three were unattended. they believe loop's 16-year-old daughter was often forced to work long hours to care for the children.
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loop is facing four counts, three in connection with the unattended children and another for her own daughter being overworked. police made an arrest on a vicious attack on an elderly man with a baseball bat. officers arrested edwin gonzalez. he's being held without bond on charges of attempted first- degree murder and assault. a few weeks ago, police arrested a different man after the victim mistakenly identified him as the attacker. investigators ruled him out as a suspect later. tense moments in the district. firefighters had to rescue a construction worker left dangling after a scaffold gave way. fortunately, the worker wearing a harness there and firefighters got them down with a bucket ladder. the worker was not seriously hurt. a lot of excitement in d.c. as the nats head to the play- offs. fans get pumped up for the post season and police plan to pump up patrols for the games. during the appearance on wtop's ask the chief segment, chief
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lanier said that can you expect to see at least twice as many officers around the ballpark. >> for these games, we have added an additional 40, 45 officers to the immediate area. the demand is going to be greater. you have floods of pedestrian traffic that come in and out tap. >> there will be increased police force in all districts during the post season games and in anticipation of heavy bar attendance and some fan parties at homes. if the water in the newly refurbished reflecting pool on the national mall looks low, this time because it's being drained again. the cruise began the process yesterday after several unsuccessful attempts to get rid of the algae last week. the national park service said it could take several weeks and cost $100,000 to drain and refill the pool. >> we could have let it disintegrate-and go through a filtering system, but people from the center for urban
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ecology and other spit ofs tonight told us the quickest way to deal with the problem is to deal with it manually. >> after a two-year, $34 million overhaul. tonight, big questions over what last night's presidential debate will actually mean for the race. mitt romney getting positive reviews and will that translate into votes? some say president obama had an off night. tom fitzgerald is tracking all of the reaction. fitz, the president himself came out swinging today? >> reporter: he did, will. the president took on the role of the spin master in chief. speaking in colorado, he mocked mitt romney's policies, challenged his facts and pointed out differences between what mitt romney said last night and during the campaign. the problem, though, is that a much smaller group of people saw the president's appearance today than the 50 million who watched last night as mitt romney gave the political
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performance of his life. >> reporter: fresh off of what many supporters viewed as a disappointing debate, president obama is trying to hit reset. >> when i got on to the stage, i met this very spirited fellow who claimed to be mitt romney. >> reporter: speaking in denver, the president argued mitt romney's debate performance was big on style but short on facts. >> the real mitt romney has been running around the country for the last year promising $5 trillion in tax cuts to favor the wealthy. last night, he said he didn't know anything about that. >> reporter: mitt romney quickly tried to capitalize on his momentum. >> last night, i thought it was a great opportunity for the american people to see two different vigs for the country. >> reporter: also in denver, his goal was to frame the obama presidency. >> he will raise taxes on small business, which will kill jobs. >> reporter: the debates started with a handshake, mitt
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romney quickly landed blows. >> what is -- . >> virtually everything he said about my tax plan is inaccurate. >> it's mad, it's arithmetic. >> i have no idea what you're talking about. >> he's saying his big, bold idea is never mind. >> reporter: fox 5 gathered a bipartisan panel. >> who do you think came out on top? >> reporter: a panel that gave mitt romney the win. >> romney. >> who? >> romney has well. >> don't have an answer. >> obama. >> reporter: the university of virginia professor larry sabatos said first debates are important but not all important. >> the first debate sets the tone and can have the most impact. yeah, this is a series. >> reporter: both candidates will meet again. a town hall-style format on october 16th. now, what was interesting was that the polls that have come out after the debate are backing up what some of our panel members said. the cbs poll of undecided voters showed romney leading obama 46-22% on the question of
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who won with 32% saying they died -- tide. >> and let's continue with reaction. we asked you, some of our facebook friends, who won the debate. jay wrote romney hands down. obama is nothing but rhetoric. ofasso wrote obama was clearber what he is going do for us. we're still not sure what romney will do and jessica wrote in the middle here. debate is not about winning or losing at this point. we want to hear what you think about the debate. tell us on our facebook page. easy, go to -- search for my fox dc. >> another topic after the debate is the fate of big bird. last night, mitt romney said he would cut funding to pbs to bring down the deficit adding he liked the sesame street character big bird but not at a steep price. take a look. >> i'm s jim, i will stop the subsidy to pbs and other things. i like pbs and big bird, i like you, too, but i'm not going to keep on spending money on things to borrow money from china to pay for it.
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>> following the statement, big bird fans flocked to twitter and facebook defending the sesame character and some parody accounts popped up, posting spoof photos of big bird and others, some too risky for tv news. the post debate coverage continues on www.myfoxdc.com. click on the fact checker to so how the candidates' claim stack up with the truth. it's on our home page at www.myfoxdc.com. the conflict in syria is on the verge of growing into a crisis. turkey has continued firing at syrian targets. the violence comes after shells from syria hit a turkish border village killing five people. since, they authorized the country's military to conduct cross border operations in syria while turkey's prime minister insists it's not a declaration of war but a deterrent against its neighbor.
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coming up, a meningitis outbreak sickenning many people and claimed another life. >> and the social network to connect women fighting breast cancer. we're going to go one-on-one live with the founder of the unique website. >> and take a look, no, this is not video from last year. find out what city already has four inches of snow on the ground. gary mcgrady, i would be so disappointed if that was here. >> i don't want to see that or think about snow. yeah, it did happen. a long way away from us, though. today, we have had temperatures in the 80s. tomorrow we're going to do the same and the first look at the forecast is coming up. i promise, no snow. [ female announcer ] who will raise taxes on the middle class?
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barack obama and the liberals already have. to pay for government-run healthcare, you'll pay higher taxes and more for your medicine. and their plan includes a trillion dollars in higher taxes. even on the middle class. mitt romney and common sense conservatives will cut taxes on the middle class. and they'll close loopholes for millionaires. obama and his liberal allies? we can't afford four more years. [ romney] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. we can't afford four more years. number of students that wea lot of problehave.th the... resources. materials. things that the children need... on a day-to-day basis. anncr: question seven will help. the department of legislative services says question seven... will mean hundreds of millions of dollars... for schools...from gaming revenues that would have... gone to other states. and independent audits will guarantee the money... goes where it's supposed to. krystal conwell: i think people should vote for question...
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seven because i think it will be a great benefit to children. [ female announcer ] he says... president obama and i both care about poor and middle-class families. [ female announcer ] but this is what the budget plan mitt romney supports actually does. more huge tax breaks skewed to the wealthy. while cutting nearly eight hundred billion from medicaid... even though middle-class families rely on medicaid to help loved ones cover nursing-home care. and it helps parents support children with disabilities. if mitt romney really "cares,"
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wouldn't we see it in his priorities? . in tonight's health alert, the government is warning doctors not to use products from the specialty pharmacy in massachusetts that made the steroids suspected in a deadly meningitis outbreak. five people died and dozens of others in six states are sick. they received steroids injections for back pain. chris has more on this. >> reporter: a deadly meningitis outbreak hitting five states, five people died and most cases reported in tennessee. >> some are improving and some are in critical condition. it's across the gadget. >> reporter: there are many types of meningitis. the general term for an
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infection and inflammation involving the lining of the brain and central nervous system. the form of mental inkitis in the patients is not transmitted from person-to-person. the case is under investigation and have no relation to the more common forms of bacterial or viral meningitis. in this case, health officials believe a fungus is responsible. the victim's received steroids injections for back pain. health officials say the drugs suspected in the outbreak was made by a specialty pharmacy in massachusetts. last week, the company issued a recall of three lots of the steroids. >> there is not a lot of experience in treating this. we're getting the best experts together to try and formulate what people think might be a good course of action. >> reporter: chording to the centers for disease control and prevention, the other cases were reported in virginia, maryland, florida, and north carolina. more cases are expected to appear the coming days. >> the most common symptoms of meningitis include headache, neck stiffness with fever,
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confusion or altered consciousness, vomiting and an inability to tolerate light or loud noises. sometimes non-specific symptoms are present like irritability and drowsiness, especially in small children and a rash may indicate a specific cause of meningitis. screening for type two diabetes doesn't appear to reduce the risk of death to the general population. researchers looked at the number of deaths over a 10 leave year period, among more than 20,000 people on the high risk and found the overall rate was no lower than the group that had no screening. and the benefits might be smaller than expected and they could be increased by the screening for cardiovascular risk factors along with diabetes. another new study shows people with heart disease may increase their risk of developing a heart rhythm problem. the more an older person with an existing heart problem drank, the more likely they were to develop an arrhythme at
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next coming years. it's not clear if drinking alcohol is the problem. the alzheimer's foundation of america is helping families and caregivers with the disease. they held a workshop about alzheimer's and have their quilt to remember on display, here it is, illustrating like stories of real people battling the horrible disease. the quilt is made of 40 panels and spans the size of an olympic swimming pool. you know, more than a quarter million women of all ages will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year and that is just in the u.s. they can be traumatic and overwhelming. who do you turn to for support? people who understand what you're going through as you're going through it. sure, there is fantastic support groups out there, but a new social network is launched designed to connect women in a new more specific way. it's called my breast cancer team and the founder mary ray is joining us here on the 5 live via skype. hi, mary. >> hi, how are you?
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>> i'm good, thank you. this is more than women sharing experience, but a source for them, right? >> >> yes, it is. a lot of times, women will try to google like crazy when it comes to their diagnosis to get as much as they can and get information overload when they want to connect with people like them. >> women can customize their profile in a way like facebook. does it pair you up with similar people? >> folks on their own can do a search for themselves. they can search the stage of cancer, type of cancer, home and receptor status and age group. then, they get results of not just one woman like themselves but up to 50 women. >> reporter: quickly on the air as we're looking at the site, break it down for us. what can women expect to find? >> they can expect to find other women who are sharing their experiences day-to-day.
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the true emotional ups and downs that happen when you have the condition and breast cancer and are going through treatment. when you have breast cancer and that is after treatment but you still have the self-image issues that you're working through or just visiting your doctor for the second time and in the year to make sure a recurrence is not happening again. as you come to the site, host your concerns, get assurance, get support and perspective from other women. >> we're talking about support, mary, if you're a son, daughter, husband, or partner of a woman with breast cancer. is my breast cancer team a site for me as well? >> currently, it's for women only living with breast cancer. what we hope is with the success of the the site, we can hopefully expand to other groups concerned about breast cancer as well. >> all right, mary ray, thank you for spending time with us this evening as we recognize
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breast cancer awareness month. thank you. is that fog yet again? i don't know what we're looking at. >> that is like deja vu. >> are we experiencing this? >> that is not fog. >> okay. >> and this is a cloud we're in in. >> nice and hazy. >> and what do you think, clone the lens? -- lens? >> maybe. that is not the superduper hd camera and there is some haze out. >> okay. >> the son is -- sun is coming out and that is going to be a descent evening for you. we started out with shower activity this morning. not much and we'll go to sentinel radar. the live picture to show you that really, you have to go all of the way up to philadelphia and there is the shower up there. maybe can you see it and may be you can't. everything else is pushing offshore and we're drying out nicely and if you're to the
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bay, that is still mostly cloudy. temperatures into the lower 80s and we think unofficial high temperature is 81. we may have snuck up to 82. we'll know that coming up in just a bit. right now, the temperature in the city is 79; 75, gaithersburg and gorgeous for dulles. the temperature up close to 80 and i am liking the evening. a few at 9:00 and fair skies by later on. shawn, you brought up fog and that is looks like we could have more fog overnight and that is looks like friday is going to be good and that is looks like one day. >> okay, and one day we'll be good. >> that will be okay. >> all right. >> no snow, though. >> there you go. >> and remember that video?
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>> yes, thanks, gary. >> okay. the calendar may say october, but it looks like winter as gary was talking about in parts of north carolina. -- north dakota. the state was hit with the first snowstorm of the season and there is four inches on the ground in grand forks. more is on the way. a winter storm warning is issued for northeast north dakota and that area can see as much as a foot of snow. i can't imagine snow right now. >> isn't that crazy? >> and that brings back unpleasant memories, right? >> and i hep we have another winter, though. >> yes. glass half full. as we continue, the dangers of drunk driving on display at a local high school. >> and find them scattered near night clubs downtown and find out who is making a fuss about flyers. >> and if you have a story
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idea, call 2028953000. and ask for jr. he loves it when i say that and send us an e-mail to www.fox5tips@wttg.com. i'm barack obama, and i approve this message. these appliances could have been made here in america. but a company called global tech maximized profits by paying its workers next to nothing... under sweatshop conditions in china. when mitt romney led bain, they saw global tech as a good investment... even knowing that the firm promoted i... low-wage labor to its investors. mitt romney - tough on china? since when?
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dit's just that simple, i mean,y needit's a no brainer.and. anncr: every year marylanders spend five hundred and fifty... million at casinos in west virginia, delaware... and pennsylvania. one west virginia paper calls it a "cash cow" for them. but its cost maryland over one billion dollars. money that could have created good jobs and... better schools for us. question seven keeps maryland money in maryland. david smallwood: question seven, i think it will be a... good thing for the state of maryland.
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. american airlines said it's finished inspecting 48 planes and fixing loose seats on some of them. a spokesperson for the airline said that engineers were still figuring out how many planes needed repairs. the airline said all of the planes are back in service. in the last week, seats came loose on three flights that recently had seats removed and re-installed. two of the flights were forced to make emergency landings. the dodge bart is among four new vehicles in the united states to receive a top crash test rating by an influential safety group. it's the first model jointly engineered and designed by fee aught and the chrysler group. the dart joins the hyundai santa fe, the lexus 350 and the subaru xv cross track. the rating by the insurance institute means that each car performed well in the crash
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test, evaluating front, side, and rear impacts as well as rollovers. montgomery county high school students are learning the dangers of drinking and driving ahead of the homecoming dances. that demonstration was held today. the entire student body rushed out of the class to observe blood-covered victims, emergency response and the arrest. students think the demonstration is a good reminder for other teenagers. >> when we see things like this all over the country, we read about it but having it up close and personal with us is horrific. >> the students acted also and a reminder, every 15 minutes, someone in the u.s. is injured or killed in a crash with someone driving drunk. coming up, the d.c. council
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member cracks down on flyers littering neighborhoods all over the sweep. these giant question marks will be popping up around town. i am beth parker and i will tell you why. coming up. coming up. . >> and there is no place like home. dorothy's ruby red slippers are going on a journey. and, no, it's not to kansas. i'll tell you where they're going when we come back. weeks of this campaign... and more ads. you, in your living room or... what i'd say. losing nearly eight hundred... mired in iraq. nation we are... moving forward again. get folks back to work and... again. that with even bigger... fewer regulations... prosper. on the same trickle-down... in the first place. so what's my plan? manufacturing jobs... exports... that... ship jobs overseas. in half and produce more... clean coal, natural gas... solar, and biofuels. efficiency of cars and trucks. maintain the best workforce... hundred thousand additional... training two million... they need at our community... tuition in half and... americans can afford it. reduce our deficit by... next decade, on top of the... already cut. little more. afghanistan... pay down our debt and... nation-building... right here at home. patriotism, rooted in the... begins with a strong... thriving middle class. read my plan. and decide for yourself. thanks for listening. this message.
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. a d.c. council member. s to crack down on fliers left on windshields. the papers are littering streets all over the city and residents are tired of picking them up. fox 5s matt abland has more. a ban will not come easy? >> reporter: yes, most people agree the fliers are annoying and end up on the ground everywhere. there could be a legal issue
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here involving freedom of speach. they make a huge mess the delays often end up on the ground littering streets and sidewalks. he hears the complaints from people sick of cleaning them up. >> i know a lot of them. >> reporter: graham is proposing legislation to stop what he thinks leads to littering. finding those who place the fliers on the windshields and he's not sure who will enforce it yet. >> and won't to look at who else. they may be authorized to do it. >> reporter: what graham is proposing could come with a legal challenge. some think it could violate freedom of speech. >> i don't think putting a flier under a windshield wiper is littering. >> reporter: he said similar laws have been reviewed by judges in other parts of the country. >> and a number of federal courts looked at this issue in
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places enacted, laws banning leaf the putting on cars and three out of the four federal courts of appeal say that violates the first amendment and one thought it was okay. >> reporter: he has worked to draft the legislation and neither want to violate the constitution. they want to clean up the city. >> i believe in freedom speech, but i think there is an opportunity here to regulate. >> reporter: he said his ears are open and would like to hear both sides. shawn? >> thank you, matt ackland. it's more than 150 years old. but this week, the smithsonian is doing something it's never done before and it's launching the first-ever national advertising campaign. they want to change the way you see them. >> reporter: giants question marks are appearing on
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buildings, leading here to a place called the smithsonian. >> the smith sonia -- smithsonian is about questions and answers. >> reporter: the smithsonian is doing something for the first time. a million-dollar national advertising campaign if in partnership with target. it's designed to re-introduce the world to the smithsonian. >> and when they researched, they found people allef the country had find memories, taking them back to a family vacation in washington. the smithsonian wants to be more than a find memory. they want people top there is a whole world here. >> we love being a part of that once-in-a-lifetime trip, the pilgrimage to washington and we found people have the understanding and we could be doing more to help people understand how we can be relevant to their daily lives. >> reporter: of course, there are first lady dressed as civil rights landmarks and a friendly frog, but there is a lot you
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may not know. >> and we operate for nasa can and we're on the edge of understanding the basis of dark matter, discovering new planets. >> reporter: whether you a kindergartener or a ph.d candidate, they hope you will find something useful at a new website and that is at seriouslyamazing.com. >> and they are living their lives online and integrated with the way they live every day. >> reporter: they hope you that will agree that it's seriously amazing. in washington, beth parker, fox 5 news. a magical artifact in the smithsonian's museum will be on the move. the ones actress judy garland wore in the wizard of oz are being loaned to the albert museum in london. officials have been negotiating with smithsonian officials for four years to get the slippers. it was not easy and they wanted to include them in the hollywood costume exhibit.
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they will next head to london the next few weeks. >> we will take them from here beautifully packed and go to london and installed in the case by us and it will be sealed. >> if you click your heals three times, they'll magically reappear after six weeks. officials say they expect the slippers will be back on display by thanksgiving. >> and that is my question, when are they coming back? >> yeah. >> my kids have no clue. >> they have never watched the movie? >> and i tried to show edge them the wizard of oz, it's not high-tech and graphic enough. >> and that means we're getting old. the social network has the numbers to prove it. coming up, we'll tell you about the milestone reached in the past few months. >> and don't be looking here all nice for that comment.
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>> and technology, speaking of technology, it will allow to you tip your barista at starbucks without going into your wallet. [ female announcer ] who will raise taxes on the middle class? barack obama and the liberals already have. to pay for government-run healthcare, you'll pay higher taxes and more for your medicine. and their plan includes a trillion dollars in higher taxes. even on the middle class. mitt romney and common sense conservatives will cut taxes on the middle class. and they'll close loopholes for millionaires. obama and his liberal allies? we can't afford four more years. [ romney] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message.
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under sweatshop conditions in china. when mitt romney led bain, they saw global tech as a good investment... even knowing that the firm promoted its practice of exploiting... low-wage labor to its investors. mitt romney - tough on china? since when? . a major milestone for facebook. the site topped 1 bottom users. facebook ceo made the announcement today by updating the status and the benchmark follows a rough patch. there are also concerns about potential revenue and the company is facing lawsuits from disgruntelled shareholders. night is starbucks is letting customers do more with the mobile apps. next summer, the company is rolling out a digital tipping feature for all of us, for people who pay with a cup of
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joe with a mobile payment option. starbucks said it will be available on square that accepts credit cards through mobile devices. i was thinking about this today. i go through the same starbucks every day and i use my prepaid card and i can't tip with that. >> wow. >> and that should come up with a way to do that. they deserve it. >> ous it that way. >> maybe with the mobile app. >> yeah. >> the starbucks cards. >> you want to do that? >> and put an extra dollar for yourself. >> now they're going to ask you. >> yeah. >> and that is hard. coming up, an appliance seller gets a -- gets a flood of complaints about tweeting about president obama's late grandmother. >> and ashton kuchar gets a taste of his own medicine. how he got punched. >> and big changes are on the way. gary is back with the seven-day fhere. he said no, that is not fog. maybe hazy out. there maybe just a bad camera. we'll be right back.
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[ barack obama ] i'm barack obama, and i approve this message.
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[ female announcer ] he says... president obama and i both care about poor and middle-class families. [ female announcer ] but this is what the budget plan mitt romney supports actually does. more huge tax breaks skewed to the wealthy. while cutting nearly eight hundred billion from medicaid... even though middle-class families rely on medicaid to help loved ones cover nursing-home care. and it helps parents support children with disabilities. if mitt romney really "cares," wouldn't we see it in his priorities?
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. appliance seller kitchen aid is apologizing for what it calls an irresponsible tweet of president obama's late grandmother. he referenced his grandmother during a discussion about social security and medicare during last night's debate. the tweet said that obama's g- ma knew it was going to be bad. she died three days before he became president and after a flood of complaints, the company said a employee sent it out on the company's account instead of a personal account. from taxes to healthcare, candidates detailed their plans. who came out on top? wisdom martin has more. >> reporter: here at campaign u today, talking about the debates and last night, the
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debates went on, the first one. what did you think? winner's, losers, everything else about it. >> the big question s it going to change the narrative of the elect? until now, it's been romney on the ropes, barack obama the presumed winner and then mitt romney comes out aggressively and attacked the president and they were good on their own philosophies and policies, but, from a stylistic perspective, many people think mitt romney won. how is that going to change the narrative and the media storyline, which had been obama winning. is it going be something new from this day on. >> everyone saying mitt romney is a winner. is that a big deal? does it change the mind of voters? >> we didn't have a president kerry ormondale, each of whom were considered to win their first debates also. the real question, does the president bounce back in the second debate in and that can change the minds of some
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voters, this is a tight election. already so many people have dug in, so many people have their own opinions and so many people will see this debate through the prism of their own personal preferences. the question, how many people will it change. will it be good for and wet on have -- we'll have a new thing to talk about. >> and talk to some of the students about this and you had to watch the debate last night. winner's, losers what, you saw. what stood out in your mind? >> obviously, big bird was the winner breaking twitter and everything. what i noticed when i was watching the debates were the mannerisms of the candidates. they obviously rehearsed very, very well. obama not once said the phrase let me be clear, his common thing to do, his nervous tick. romney cut out a lot of parrot head action he does when he's nervous. >> the winner mitt romney and loser at barack obama. the $760 billion medicare
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claim, didn't mention bain capital, romney's jawbreaker of massachusetts. i think the president failed last night ripping a part mitt romney when he could have. >> all right. >> i would agree, but i think that senator rob portman gets a medal for, you know, for pairing -- preparing mitt romney for the debate. i think he did a very good job, you know, i went into the debate going i think he's going to do okay, you know, as soon as he got into his cruise, i was like wow, this is the mitt romney i wish i had seen, you know, prior to this election. >> mitt romney came out aggressive. maybe a little angry,by think it was good for him. it will take the focus away from some of his other missteps he's had in the past, so as long as he does not make a huge gaffe any time soon, i think for the time being, it kind of evened the playing field. >> all right, did it change your mind as far as who you're going to vote for? did it have an impact on any of
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you in. >> that is a re-- a resounding no. >> and thank you very much for joining us. we're streaming live on the web at www.myfoxdc.com. and let's talk about the forecast. we showed the picture outside earlier that was looking foggy but you said it's not foggy out there. >> reporter: we're going to have fog overnight tonight and -- . >> what about that? >> you're right. >> and i don't know if it was haze now. the nice shot and have no idea where it is. and this is what we've got. at least one more day with temperatures 80-plus and then for the weekend, it's going to be cooler. i want you to think that saturday's okay, sunday goes downhill and you will see that
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coming up in the seven-day forecast. the temperatures right now for the airport, 79, 79, and fine. -- 79. the big three. out in the suburbs, drops off to 75 degrees for gaithersburg. frederick, 77; our friends along i-81 there from 75 in winchester to 78 for martinsburg and for 77 to hagerstown and this is the evening forecast. we showed it to you. how nice it is there and we have gotten the rain out of here and most of the clouds out of here. so, i will say just some clouds and to the east of the district and that is gorgeous out there and this morning, we woke up and had clouds, fog, drizzle and some rain showers coming on across and by this afternoon, that was moving to the north- northwest, the north-northeast, and the clouds are moving on off to the east here and that is to the west.
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there are a few clouds coming in western pa and western maryland and they will scoot on as well and we're not talking completely clear, not until after midnight tonight. earlier, the newscast, we showed you some snow into fargo, north dakota, and this is why. is there is snow into canada and that mixture is farther to the west and this isim same storm system driving ourselves weather to the weekend and that is through here and is going to take a few days and get here by sunday and performs are cooler and -- temperatures are cooler and you will notice that. this is why. if you see the temperatures behind the front, international falls right now, 34 degrees; fargo is 43 and even though they did have some snow, they melting it now. 56 for lincoln and witch tire marks directly behind the front. 56 degrees and out ahead of the front, that is warmer. the front is about to go
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through chicago. 69 there and 80 degrees for st. louis and, again, that frontal system starts coming through here by saturday night and that will drop temperatures dramatically. 63 in town tonight. generally 60s or so in up to. cooler in the suburbs where we will have some 50s and we'll have some fog out there tomorrow morning, too. and i think we start off with some foggy spots. we're mostly sunny at noon and does that get much better in the middle part of october with temperatures of 81 to 82 degrees for highs and plenty of sunshine. the humidity will be nice and low. and saturday not bad. get the stuff done before the afternoon. the showers will move in late saturday afternoon and sunday looks like a mess and redskins play at fed ex on sunday. if you're heading out there, prepare for it. it's going to be rainy and raw and cold. >> and that is nasty. >> yeah. >> and thanks, gary. to the talk of the town on
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tmz. chris brown's love life. harvey ref sin live in l.a. he said he is officially broken up with his girlfriend? because of rihanna? i know they have been off and on, what is the deal? >> this is the deal. he said that he doesn't want to hurt her over the friend help with rihanna. >> uh-huh. >> if she's buying what he's telling, this is crazy. clearly they have been together for a long time and they're noon hiding it anymore and they were at the jay-z concert. we have pictures of them and he has his arm around her. they're out in public and we had a picture of him the other day coming out of the hotel. he's being coy about the nature of the relationship, but he's broken up officially with his girlfriend carucci. she said she finally feels used by chris brown and betrayed by him. she was the last person in
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america to figure this out. >> and the rest of us knew. >> ashton kuchar, he got punched what, happened? >> this is a serious prank called swatting. a woman called up 911 and said yesterday that she was locked in his bathroom. there were three russian guys in the living room that people were dead and injured from gun shots in the house. so the police swarmed the area and there was no woman in the bathroom. there were three workers, construction workers in the house who had a right to be there and this is a serious problem. the good news is that the authorities think that whoever made the phone callscoped out the house because the person knew there were three people
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inside and who they trying to find the perpetrator or perpetrators because they want them prosecuted. >> thank you, we'll see you at 6:30 on tmz after fox 5. >> what a horrible idea. i feel like we should not be talking about it so we don't give anyone an idea. a look ahead at what is coming up at 6. brian bolter is here with that. brian. >> reporter: new on the news edge, metro at the center of the free speech debate. why a new york blogger is fighting to keep up controversial ads in new york and bring them to d.c. then thieves target walkers on a popular commuter walking trail. the dangerous crime spike in a d.c. neighborhood at 6.  krystal conwell : we see a lot of problemems with the... number of students that we have. resources. materials. things that the children need... on a day-to-day basis. anncr: question seven will help. the department of legislative services says question seven... will mean hundreds of millions of dollars... for schools...from gaming revenues that would have...
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photos of the child and high told reuters burglars forced their way into his homemaking off with items and photos of the young granddaughter. she was with her mother at a midnight screening of the movie theatre when she and 11 others were gunned down in july. george zimmerman is reportedly considering a defamation lawsuit against nbc centering around a phone call that he made to dispatchers in the moments before he fatally shot 17-year-old treyvon martin. it was edited to emphasize his identification of martin as being a black male. zimmerman's attorney said the call made it appear as if the client is racist. thanks for joinings us tonight at 5. >> the news at 6 action packed coming at you right now with weather and headlines and
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sports. >> anyone is savagery. the tips of thousands of rockets going into southern israel gaza is savagery. >> a woman defends her right to post controversial posters that might pop up on metro and on the news edge, the ads equate israel's enemies as savages and the person behind them wants them in d.c.'s metro station -- stations. this afternoon, an attorney for metro told the federal judge the system received a, quote, verifiable threat and wants to delay the unveiling of the poster. john henrehan is live with tonight's stop story. john. >> reporter: on one side of the issue,'s pro-israeli group -- on posters to be displayed in the metro system and on the other side, metro's managers want to delay putting up the posters out of conrn